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Saddle Fire burning but containment increases

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 12:06:05-04

The Saddle Fire continues to burn on the Douglas District of the Coronado National Forest on Packsaddle Mountain.

The blaze is at milepost 22 off of Leslie Canyon northeast of Douglas.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the current size of the fire is 4,938 acres. No structures are currently in danger. The blaze is 50 percent contained.

The fire began June 24th. Precipitation in the area on June 25th helped with containment of the fire. 

The cause is under investigation.